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Virus Epidemic Enters New Phase as Cases Outside China Multiply

Bloomberg | a minute ago

South Korea has more than 150 cases. Those for Singapore and Japan have topped 85. And then there are the 600-plus from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan. As the cases of coronavirus infections mount,

Iran hardliners set to sweep parliamentary polls

BBC | a minute ago

Iranians are voting in elections in an exercise widely expected to result in a more hardline parliament loyal to the country's supreme leader. It is the first such poll since the US renewed sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme, battering its economy. Thousands of moderate would-be candidates were barred from running for not meeting strict ...

Germany shooting: chants of 'Nazis out' at vigils after gunman kills nine

The Guardian | a minute ago

President denounces ‘brutal act of terror’ and calls for nation to unite as thousands attend gatherings across the country

UAE expats to have their NRI voting rights decided upon by India’s Supreme Court in April

Gulf News | a minute ago

Dubai: India’s Supreme Court on Thursday decided to dispose of the petition on NRI voting rights in April, the advocate for the UAE-based petitioner Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil told Gulf News. The apex court bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta posted the matter for a detailed hearing on a non-miscellaneous day in April when adjourning the Public ...

IATA: Virus may slash $29 billion from airlines' revenue

ABC | a minute ago

TOKYO -- The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association. The trade group for global airlines said Thursday that the virus causing COVID-19 has the potential for causing a 13 ...

Accused pervert is arrested after police allegedly find two child sex dolls at his home

Mail Online | a minute ago

A Brisbane man charged with possessing child-like sex dolls has appeared in court. Terry John Dunnett, 44, is the first person in Queensland to be charged for the offence under new Commonwealth laws targeting child abuse-related offences. Officers allegedly seized two of the anatomically correct dolls from Dunnett's house, after finding one in ...